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Thursday, June 9, 2016
The gold Volvo reversed through the security doors of the Lloyds Pharmacy

Officers release CCTV footage of ram-raid on Ilfracombe pharmacy, in which culprit took 20 bottles of perfume while wearing a Scream mask.

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016
In or out? Which way will you vote in the European Referendum on June 23?

Fresh High Street poll indicates how Barnstaple might vote in the EU referendum

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016
The approximate location of the proposed new bridge on the A361

Plans to grow Roundswell for the future are given the green light at County Hall in Exeter

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Monday, June 6, 2016
World War Two living history groups marked the anniversary of the D-Day landings at Saunton Sands on Saturday. Picture: Andy Keeble

Aeroplanes land on the beach and living history groups stage ‘beach assault’

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Sunday, May 1, 2016
Scenes from Ilfracombe May Day 2016

Watch: The spirit of summer is released a day earlier than usual as Ilfracombe’s May Day celebrations enjoyed a good turn out

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Len Husband, Clifford Coates, Dennis Small and George Laity were presented with their Legion d’Honneur medals at a ceremony at RMB Chivenor. Picture: Andy Keeble

Veterans formally presented with medals at Chivenor ceremony

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Friday, April 1, 2016
Route 39 backers protest outside Bideford Town Hall.

Councillors urged to ‘back Route 39’ and drop plans to launch judicial review.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Stills from the Magic of Mannings Pit film.

A film producer and director who has led expeditions across the globe has produced a short film about a Barnstaple beauty spot under threat from developers.

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Thursday, February 18, 2016
Michael Gaunt and his Red Bull Can You Make It challenge team

Michael Gaunt needs your help as part of the Red Bull Can You Make It challenge.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Jewellery shop owner David Bruce will appear on Heroes and Villains: Caught on Camera tonight (Tuesday).

David Bruce will be on ITV tonight (Tuesday) talking about how he believes his action hero Jason Statham would have tackled armed robber in a similar way.

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Friday, February 12, 2016
Ollie the mind-reading Llama and his owner, Maggie Jee of Peak Hill Llamas. Ref shs 05-16AW 8675. Picture: Alex Walton

‘Sidmouth animal can read minds’, says owner

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Monday, February 8, 2016
Ilfracombe is lashed by Storm Imogen. Picture: Andrew Pettey.

Westward Ho! and Ilfracombe are among communities bracing for another high tide at 6pm this evening

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Monday, February 8, 2016
Gale force winds blew off part of the original annex roof at the civic centre in Barnstaple. Picture: Matt Smart

Part of annex roof found in staff car park

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Monday, February 1, 2016
The cargo ship Verity with Appledore lifeboat in the background. Picture: RNLI/Alan Hoskin

The Appledore and Padstow lifeboats have returned home after more than 24 hours at sea following the dramatic rescue of the 300-foot cargo ship Verity

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Ben Bengey from Ilfracombe is helping to promote the new Seafish campaign

Ben Bengey, 19, has been signed up for a new industry promotional campaign

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Singer Ella Eyre is supporting the Dogs Trust campaign this Christmas

Dogs Trust reveals the shocking, lazy and farcical excuses used by people dumping their pets in the last 12 months

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015
West Down Primary School does 'The Strictly'.

The cute and comical video shows pupils getting stuck in to Cinderella-inspired dance routine.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Errant emu spotted wandering the streets of Ilfracombe...

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015
The RAF Sea Kings. Picture: Sarah Howells

Chivenor’s 22 Squadron has thanked North Devon for its support as it says goodbye.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015
The landslip at Sillery Sands near Lynmouth. Picture: Lynmouth Coastguard.

Coastguard is warning people to stay away after thousands of tons of earth and rock cascaded down the cliff.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Prince Edward chats to the crowd as he visits the Seamoor Unit. Picture: Sarah Howells

HRH The Earl of Wessex visited the new Seamoor Unit as part of his tour of North Devon today (Tuesday).

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015
The Gazette's wallchart

North Devon Gazette brings you the best way to keep track of the Rugby World Cup fixtures.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Barnstaple fair opening. Picture: Elliot Anderton

Guildhall is filled to the rafters for annual event which sees Barnstaple fair officially opened.

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Monday, September 7, 2015
The funeral of Barnstaple teenager Katie Gammon took place in Barnstaple on Monday. Picture: Andy Keeble

Emotional farewell at packed parish church coincided with first day of National Transplant Week.

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Sunday, August 30, 2015
The Torrington Trumpton bonfire 2015.

Crowds were treated to a giant charity bonfire and spectacular fireworks display in Torrington last night (Saturday).

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Friday, August 21, 2015
Benjamin Barton

Benjamin Barton, 18, from Bideford was sentenced at Exeter Crown Court today (Friday).

View previously unreleased photos of evidence left at the scene of the crime, as well as CCTV footage of the robbery, here.

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Thursday, August 20, 2015
Sylvia Davies from Barnstaple is first in the queue at TK Maxx Barnstaple and also helped open the new store.

Shoppers queued outside of the TK Maxx store in Green Lanes, Barnstaple, ahead of the opening this morning (Thursday).

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Thursday, August 13, 2015
A still from the video showing the rescue on Croyde beach.

Video shows moments woman was rescued by RNLI lifeguards and administered CPR before being airlifted to hospital from Croyde beach.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015
This scenes from a video shot by Steve Pugsley shows the force of the waves.

Big waves are wreaking havoc for motorists who parked near the coast this morning (Monday)...

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Friday, July 31, 2015
The scene of the fire in Torrington.

A woman was taken to hospital after five fire crews battled to fight blaze at Torrington terraced home.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Benjamin Barton was captured on CCTV carrying out the masked raid (left) and pictured right buying the bag he used to attempt to rob Coopers Jewellery.

As Benjamin Barton, 18, pleads guilty to attempted armed robbery at Coopers Jewellery in Barnstaple, detectives have revealed how ‘bag for life’ and an odd purchase held the key to solving the investigation...

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Monday, July 27, 2015
Somersault Festival 2015.

Around 17,000 people flocked to Castle Hill Estate this weekend to party through the rain and sunshine at Somersault Festival.

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Monday, July 20, 2015
Pictures from Saturday's Pilton Green Man Day. Picture: Elliot Anderton

Thousands flock to ‘best ever’ festival.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015
The fire on the River Taw last night (Tuesday). Picture: Christopher Hatton

Fire fighters confirmed no one was on board boat when it burst into flames on River Taw last night (Tuesday).

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Thursday, July 9, 2015
The Spirit of Derbyshire leaves Ilfracombe for the last time. Picture: RNLI/Jane Perrin

Not a dry eye on the dock as residents gather to say goodbye to the Mersey class lifeboat...

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Thursday, July 2, 2015
LÉ James Joyce speeds away from Appledore. Picture: Sarah Howells

Gazette reporter Sarah Howells joined the pilot boat on the River Torridge to wave LÉ James Joyce on her way to Ireland this morning (Thursday).

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Monday, June 29, 2015
A Hercules transport plane makes a fly past at the funeral ofLes Francis in Barnstaple.

A high flying guest joins mourners at the funeral of Les Francis, 97

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Thursday, June 25, 2015
Do you recognise this man?

Barnstaple man comes forward after CCTV footage - and has not been arrested by police.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015
CCTV footage of the robbery in Barnstaple.

Watch the moment jewellery shop owner David Bruce fought off a would-be armed robbery in Barnstaple with a baseball bat.

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Friday, June 5, 2015
Former All Black forward Jerry Collins has died in a car accident in France in the early hours of Friday morning, New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has confirmed. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire.

Club members speak of their delight the day New Zealand star came to town.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015
The North Devon declaration at the leisure centre in Barnstaple. Picture: Andy Keeble

Senior district councillors have been speaking about the ‘shock’ parliamentary result that has changed the political landscape of the constituency.

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Monday, May 11, 2015
Stuart and Louise Pedlar with son Noah, 16 weeks, and daughter Heidi, four. Picture: Sarah Howells

Barnstaple family sets up video blog to document the life of baby Noah, who was born with spina bifida in January.

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Friday, May 8, 2015
Conservative North Devon candidate Peter Heaton-Jones. Picture: Andy Keeble

Newly-elected North Devon MP ‘humbled’ by result

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Friday, May 8, 2015
Lib Dem candidate Nick Harvey awaits the result at North Devon Leisure Centre. Picture: Andy Keeble

Sir Nick Harvey pays tribute to the community that has supported him for the past 23 years as Peter Heaton-Jones sweeps to victory.

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Thursday, May 7, 2015
The ballot box was well placed to catch voters at the bar. Picture: @TIDYEYEPR

Bell Inn customers have their say on who should be running the country with a spoof election.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015
The aftermath of the fire in Bideford.

Fire fighters called out to Mill Street in Bideford after fire broke out in the first and second floor flat of Mill Street building.

Within two hours fire fighters managed to get the blaze under control - more from the scene here...

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Friday, May 1, 2015
(Left to right) Prime Minister David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg. Photos: PA

David Cameron came out top in a snap poll following the last major TV event of the election campaign - but the majority of viewers said it would not change their mind on polling day.

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Thursday, April 16, 2015
Heather Walters outside of Youings in Barnstaple, before the bras came down!

As Barnstaple mum Heather Walters finishes her treatment for breast cancer, the bras will be removed from Youings in Barnstaple today (Thursday).

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Thursday, March 19, 2015
Cloud cover for tomorrow morning. Picture: Met Office

Will you see the partial solar eclipse tomorrow (Friday)? Or will there be too much cloud cover? Keep updated here.

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Monday, March 16, 2015
You might see the partial solar eclipse over North Devon on Friday.

Will you see the solar eclipse in North Devon? How do you view the eclipse safely? The North Devon Astronomical Society answers all your partial solar eclipse questions.

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Thursday, February 12, 2015
Jim Jones is crowd funding to produce his new album.Picture: Robin Beer Photography.

Braunton singer songwriter Jim Jones is asking his fans to join him in bid to produce his new album through crowd funding.

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Monday, February 2, 2015

British Transport Police have launched a campaign urging drivers and pedestrians not to flout the law at level crossings...

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Westward Ho! businessman doing his flashdance performance.

Pier House owner Rob Braddick donned a leotard in the comical video for St Austell Brewery - watch it here.

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Monday, January 5, 2015
Bideford New Year's Eve 2014. Pictures by Graham Hobbs.

Celebrations saw Bideford Quay packed out with revellers to see in 2015 in style.

View our picture gallery and video of the world record congo-line attempt here.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014
stephen Perham & Peter Braund bringing in the catch.

Essence of the unique cobbled village of Clovelly is captured on film as part of Boat Stories series.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014
The strange fish spotted in the Torridge. PIicture: Robert Harrowet.

Could the mystery sea creature be a walking catfish from across the pond...?

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Thursday, December 4, 2014
Bideford AFC

Bideford come from behind to beat Corby Town 2-1 in the Evo-Stik League Southern Premier Division.

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Sunday, November 30, 2014
Bikers gathered along Bideford Quay this morning to deliver toys to the Children's Hospice South West.

Bikers from as far as Cornwall travelled to Bideford Quay to deliver toys to Little Bridge House this morning (Sunday).

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Monday, November 10, 2014
Pictures from the Barnstaple children's memorial service on Friday

Events are held around the region for Remembrance Sunday and to mark the 100th anniversary of World War One and the 70th of D-Day.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
The Overtones will be performing at Barnstaple's Christmas lights switch on event on Sunday, November 23.

Platinum-record selling five-piece to top bill of live entertainment on Sunday, November 23.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Dorothy McCormack and Kit.

Pilton Community College pupil chats to heart throb Kit Harington about his new film Testament of Youth.

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Monday, October 27, 2014
The flashmob in Bideford on Saturday.

Bideford’s ‘worst kept secret’ kicks off wicked week full of family-friendly half term activities.

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Monday, September 1, 2014
The Kathleen and May leaving Bideford on Saturday. Pic: Maciek Pawlowski

The magnificent schooner sailed out of Bideford once more - but she could be back one day.

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Friday, August 29, 2014
Staff at Ladybirds Daycare, Landkey, prepare to take the ice bucket challenge and nominate Oftsted chairman David Hoare.

Nursery staff undertake the chilly challenge and invite the head of Ofsted to do the same.

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Friday, August 8, 2014
A weather warning is in place for Sunday. Pic: Met Office.

Met Office warns remnants of Hurricane Bertha have a 60 per cent chance of hitting the South West.

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Pupils and staff from Our Lady’s School take to the streets to celebrate the land of samba.

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Sunday, July 6, 2014
Race for Life gives cancer a run for its money in Barnstaple. To order this photo and see many more, click on the Photo Orders icon on the homepage.

Hundreds of women take part in emotional Barnstaple cancer fun run.

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Monday, June 30, 2014
The 22 Squadron Seaking helicopter from RMB Chivenor.

Coastguard crews and Sea King helicopter scrambled to late night call to rescue 40-year-old man.

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Monday, May 26, 2014
Scenes from Combe Martin's Earl of Rone festivities, Monday, May 26, 2014.

Processions take to the streets over the weekend to celebrate the village’s rather unique spring bank holiday tradition...

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014
The big shark is brought to the side of the boat. Pic: Graeme Pullen/bnps.

Marine Conservation Society reassures bathers that porbeagle shark is most commonly found out ‘well out at sea’.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014
The big shark is brought to the side of the boat. Pic: Graeme Pullen/bnps.

VIDEO: ‘You need a bigger boat’ as 450lb porbeagle caught by angling writer and photographer Graeme Pullen after an epic tussle.

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Monday, May 19, 2014
Bideford AFC Youth coach Pete North (centre) with BBC Spotlight's Jenny Walrond and Kriss Akabusi. PHOTO: Neil Blackburn

Bideford AFC Youth coach’s contribution recognised with ‘community coach of the year’ and ‘outstanding contribution to sport’ awards

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Mary King riding Imperial Cavalier GBR

The 2014 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials proved a challenge to competitors

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Monday, May 12, 2014
Mary King riding Imperial Cavalier GBR

Olympic medalist event rider Mary King has exclusively revealed she is to retire her London 2012 silver medal winner Imperial Cavalier. His retirement, in the autumn, has been prompted by his performance at the Badminton Horse Trials, which took place at the weekend.

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Torridge District Council, licensees and police have joined forces to launch a voluntary ban on super-strength alcohol.

Off-licences support voluntary ban on strong larger, beer and cider.

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Thursday, April 24, 2014
Andrew Cotton catching the monster wave in Portugal earlier this year.

Andrew Cotton will be attending the ‘Oscars of Surfing’ after catching a potentially world-record breaking wave in Nazaré this year.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
The slipway was completely destroyed by the waves in February.

Torridge agrees to pledge £85,000 for repairs after storm damage, subject to further funding applications.

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Monday, April 21, 2014
The helicopter rescue in Barnstaple on Monday afternoon. Pic: Luke Honnoraty.

Photos and video: Watch the dramatic rescue which took place in Barnstaple today (Monday).

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Thursday, April 17, 2014
Bideford Cinema volunteers William Isaac and Martin Corfe with the 35mm film reel.

A chance for film lovers to see the projection equipment working before it is replaced with its digital counterpart.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014
A message from new feathered friends? The picture that has bamboozled staff at Exmoor Zoo.

Many murmurations among Bratton Fleming attraction staff after peculiar photograph comes to light.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Half Moon Run will be performing at the Somersault Festival at Castle Hill in Filleigh this summer.

North Devon festival headlined by Jack Johnson and Ben Howard announces support acts.

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Friday, February 21, 2014
Starlings at Exmoor Zoo. Picture: John Hammond.

Thousands of whirling visitors descend on the attraction each evening in stunning displays of flight.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Stills from Storm Surge, by Matt Biggs

Bideford film maker hopes film will be successful on film festival circuit this year.

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Monday, February 17, 2014
Residents of the Forches Estate were out in force to make their point

Angry locals come out to support calls to stop the Borough Arms being demolished as residents ‘squat’ in pub

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Saturday, February 15, 2014
Four fire crews were called to the blaze, which took place at the building next to the Old Barn Inn in Bickington

PHOTOS and VIDEO: Firefighters currently working to bring large fire next to the Old Barn Inn under control

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Severe gales have blown a light goods vehicle onto a car on the Torridge Bridge in Bideford. Picture by Graham Hobbs

PHOTOS AND VIDEO: Police close bridge as severe gales hit North Devon.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Jack Johnson will be making his only festival appearance this year in North Devon.

New five-day Somersault festival will be held at Castle Hill Estate in Filleigh this summer.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Clean Bandit will headline GoldCoast Oceanfest on Saturday, June 21 at Croyde.

Electronic pop band and current chart toppers will be headlining the Saturday session of the festival in June.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014
The beach hut on Saunton is demolished. Pic: Jane Taylor at Ocean Cottages

The concrete hut was taken down after huge waves smashed the sea-ward facing wall this weekend.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014
An amber weather warning is in place across North Devon today.

Flood alerts and weather warnings issued for the next five days across North Devon with gale force winds and lashing rain.

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Monday, February 3, 2014
A screenshot from the video showing Andrew Cotton surfing the monster wave.

The wave could be a potential world record breaker, and is being entered into the Billabong XXL Ride of the Year.

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Monday, February 3, 2014
The damage to the slipway at Bucks Mills. Pic: Hannah Mault.

Historic hamlet battered by waves as residents appeal for authorities to take immediate action to repair damage.

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Saturday, February 1, 2014
Residents attempt to unblock the drains as huge waves crash into Hele. Pic: Hele Mill.

Another high tide has hit the region tonight causing road closures and power cuts.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Do you recognise the man in these CCTV stills?

Officers are looking to speak to a man in connection with the knifepoint robbery on Friday, January 17.

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Sunday, January 5, 2014
The high tides caused part of the sea wall in Ilfracombe to be damaged. Pic: Andrew Pettey.

More high winds and huge waves hit the region causing damage to coastal towns and villages.

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Friday, January 3, 2014
A coastal surge flooded Marine Parade and caused a wall to collapse in Instow.

Roads closed and areas completely flooded as huge waves and high tides hit the region alongside gale force winds.

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Friday, January 3, 2014
High tides caused flooding in Barnstaple Square earlier this morning.

Marine Parade in Instow also closed at storm surge hits North Devon at high tide.

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Thursday, December 19, 2013
This picture by local County Councillor Frank Biederman shows the flooding from the overflowing drain at Allenstyle Close, Fremington, on Wednesday night.

Major flooding averted by a whisker at Allenstyle as drain overflows.

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